Not long ago I got together online with Bret Freeman, Brett Sandusky, and Tony O’Donoghue to discuss the new tablet reality and how book publishers should take advantage of this fall’s surge in new tablet computers. We already know that …
Several weeks ago in a DBW webcast we heard from editor Peter Lynch of about the new agile book development experiment going on at Sourcebooks this spring. “Entering the Shift Age,” by futurist David Houle, would be posted online as …
I don’t consider myself a social reader but I’ve always admired Kobo’s commitment to refining and improving the user experience for social readers. I recently found out that this commitment extends to all aspects of the user experience, which makes …
Last week I had the opportunity to moderate a webcast titled “Agile Content Development for Book Publishers.” We had less than an hour to explain, demonstrate and sometimes defend the agile methodology in its use for books. We certainly didn’t …
Speaking of user experience—we haven’t yet discovered the word that will describe the digital, transmutable, readable, platform-agnostic, weightless, immersive, elastic … creation, hitherto known as a book. We should hurry up and get this naming process started. Why should we …
The rest of the media world is beginning to see the light about UX. Advertising agencies are hiring UX professionals to help design campaigns, and just last week, author Brian Solis started a short series at FastCompany.com about the need …
Anne Kostick | The book of the future may still be made of paper.
Anne Kostick | Social discovery and attention to detail help readers find (and buy) more books.
Anne Kostick | Reading really is a different kind of activity, and apps don’t always support that difference.
Anne Kostick | Onscreen, offline: cloud reading frees us.
Anne Kostick | In the e-book environment, most front matter doesn’t have to be in front.
Anne Kostick | Front matter needs rethinking to unleash its digital potential
Anne Kostick | The book of the future should be more like an app, only better.
Anne Kostick | In which the author experiments with and champions the potential of ebooks’ assistive technology.
Anne Kostick | Digital-born cookbooks will span the gap between reading and doing. Who wouldn’t want that?
Anne Kostick | If our digital devices and screens are walls, these UX professionals help us walk through them.
Anne Kostick | This is the time for flights of imagination: while we’re reading, wouldn’t it be nice if … ?
“Writers who want to do more than simply present plain text really need to learn how the various parts fit together.” Peter Meyers
Anne Kostick | Remarks about the Our Choice app give a fine example of user research.
Anne Kostick | Peter Hughes advises a “concierge” approach to helping user interaction.
Anne Kostick | Easy to Read, Hard to Learn?
Anne Kostick | Will the insertion of ads in e-readers change our perception of digital books?
Anne Kostick | Can a Quilt Show Inspire Digital Book Innovation?
Anne Kostick | Notes from our last webcast might be the starters for a fresh round of conversation.
Anne Kostick | Many who are disappointed with digital reading’s progress so far just say, “Call me when you’ve perfected it. Until then I’ll stick to print.”
Anne Kostick | These five books can help us change the way we think.
Rosenfeld Media’s user-focused business model serves up books as its customers like them.
Anne Kostick | The next step forward may be a mash-up of text readers, social bookmarking sites and RSS-style feeds.
Anne Kostick | “There’s a warm reception for long-form writing and reading on the Web, and that’s good news.”
Anne Kostick | “Interactive designer Craig Mod shows how the concept of the book page can burst open when reconstructed on an iPad screen.”
Anne Kostick | “Kindle Gets It Almost Right”
Anne Kostick | “The primary goal of digital-book development should be creating good user experiences.”
Anne Kostick | “Publishers, not just device makers, need to find out how to fold user experience into the design and editorial mix.”